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Human Information Behavior (17:610:510)

Library research guide for Human Information Behavior (17:610:510).

What is a Journal Article?

A scholarly journal contains articles and reviews written for an audience of professionals/researchers in a particular field. Specialists rely on these publications in order to understand the major advances in their discipline including theoretical innovations and new methodological techniques. As a student, part of your job is to learn about these developments and how they relate to the design of original research. 

Work in HIB draws upon social and psychological theories from increasingly interdisciplinary fields.  As a consequence, you will need to consider other topics that are relevant to your research. For example, health information seeking behavior studies/literature can be found in journals that are part of the medical field or a combination of social science and medical fields/disciplines.

Selected Databases for HIB Research

For a complete list of indexes and databases, visit the Databases page. For most databases, you will need to log in with your NetID when connecting from off campus.

Many of the databases listed below include a thesaurus unique to the database. When using the databases, you should familiarize yourself with those thesauri.

Core Databases

Some Major Interdisciplinary Databases

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